Deal-making bears spent the fourth quarter of 2004 hibernating, judging from the scarcity of industry mergers and acquisitions during the time. Only 11
One size don’t not fit all when it comes to channel integration, said Joan Broughton, vice president of multichannel programs for outdoor products marketer Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI).
If you’re looking to sell your multichannel marketing business, you may be in luck. According to Michael Petsky, CEO of New York-based investment bank Petsky-Prunier, dozens of private equity groups are actively seeking to acquire multichannel merchants. “Strategic buyers are becoming more aggressive,” he said.
How to get closer to the customer? Increase supply chain efficiency, say retailers — and that’s what many will focus on this year, according to a new study. “Retail Horizons: Benchmarks for 2004, Forecasts for 2005,” reveals that the majority of retailers cite supply chain optimization as a priority initiative for getting closer to the customer. This third annual study by the NRF Foundation, the research and education arm of the National Retail Federation, and BearingPoint Inc., a business consulting, systems integration and managed services firm based in McLean, VA, surveyed more than 300 retailers from a wide assortment of department, specialty, apparel, grocery, and home center stores.
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When multichannel merchants add retail locations to their mix, one item topping their to-do lists is choosing a point-of-sale, or POS, system. This is